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Sunday Funday Hike! June 13, 2010

Filed under: Friends,Running — Kelocity @ 11:23 am
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This morning, JR, Timmy and Erika and I got up really early to go for a hike. It’s nice to go really early before the sun burns off the fog layer and it gets too hot.

It was gorgeous!

It was Abby and Muggles’ first time meeting each other.


I think they really hit it off. haha


We hiked to the Nike Tower, which was an old military missile control site during the cold war!


It’s so high up, they can see almost all of LA from there.

The old guard shack:


We climbed to the top of the tower and JR watched the pups!

It was a gorgeous hike though.


Where’s Erika?



In 2 Hours and 15 minutes, we did 6.25 miles!


Good job Abby!

PS…. yesterday, Ashley and I played a few great games of Bananagrams. lol



So far, a great weekend!


Lots to catch up on! May 15, 2010

Filed under: Family,Food,Friends,Los Angeles — Kelocity @ 3:37 pm
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Earlier this week, Irving came home with a surprise for me!

Doesn’t that look AMAZING? Whoever thought of that is seriously genius.
S’Mores Brownie Mix. I mean, are you serious?!

And I love the card.
That is love for SURE!

This week, we were so excited to have our friends Erika and Timmy in town!
They will be moving out here soon and are here trying to find the perfect apartment!

We baked them some chocolate chip cookies!

Somebody’s hand was caught stealing one, fresh out of the oven!

Hee hee. But yea, I ate a whole bunch too. Oh well.

I am in love with bright flowers. How cute are these!
I had green button mums in my wedding bouquet. I just love them!


Friday night, our friends Ashley and JR came over too and we had a BBQ and an exciting game of bananagrams!


The girls!
And the guys!

Today, we spent the day apartment hunting with Erika and Timmy.

And we stopped for lunch at Henry’s Tacos! It’s this little hole-in-the-wall taco stand that everyone raves about.
The menu was simple, but awesome.

I was expecting cheap, greasy Mexican food, but it was surprisingly good! It was fresh, light and filling. We will definitely be going back to that place!

And today is my parent’s 28th wedding anniversary!


It just takes some time…. January 16, 2010

Last night, we went out to a British Pub down the street to celebrate JR’s birthday!

It was great! I knew I had to get up and run in the morning, so I kept it simple with a Seltzer and Cranberry. But check out Irving’s concoction! It was coffee, baileys and whipped cream. He had two! I was jealous. 

This morning, I set out to conquer a 9 mile run per my training plan. We headed to Griffith Park for a change of scenery and some hills. We met up with the lovely LA Racers, which is always a fun time.

I was representing my Dana-Farber team today!

In the background, you can see the Los Angeles Zoo! I love LA. 

I settled into a 5:5 interval (five minutes running/five minutes walking) and my pace was actually pretty close to what it is when I run 5:1 intervals. It just proves that a little extra walking is not going to kill my time… it may actually help my time so I dont get exhausted at the end. 

My stats:
Mile 1 – 11:54
Mile 2 – 12:34
Mile 3 – 11:50
Mile 4 – 11:47
Mile 5 – 11:49
Mile 6 – 19:29 (included a rest stop break at the car!)
Mile 7 – 16:10 (walked wth the hubby for a mile!)
Mile 8 – 12:16
Mile 9 – 11:22

Wow, that’s a lot of miles, huh? Not my best pace ever, but it was just so gorgeous out today, I really enjoyed this run.

Towards the end, It Just Takes Some Time by Jimmy Eat World came onto my Ipod and I was laughing at some of the lyrics:

Hey, don’t write yourself off yet…
Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don’t you worry what they tell themselves when you’re away.
It just takes some time,
little girl you’re in the middle of the ride.
Everything (everything) will be just fine,
everything (everything) will be alright (alright).
Live right now.
Yeah, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else.

Those lyrics were totally keeping me going at the end. Everything will be alright. I felt like I could have pounded out a few more miles, but I didn’t want to push it. It was pretty rewarding. 

Next week, I go into Double-Digits!! My Boston Marathon race is 50% training and 50% fundraising for the amazing Dana-Farber. Don’t forget, you can support me here!


Fryman with the Puppy! October 11, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Los Angeles,Uncategorized — Kelocity @ 2:10 pm
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Yesterday, Ashley and I took her dog, Abby, hiking up Fryman Canyon. It’s a moderate 3-mile hike, and it was great. The sky was overcast, so it wasn’t too hot. It was just so nice to chat and hang out and enjoy the fresh air together.IMG_1677


The girls on the trail!


Look at that face. So cute!

A doggy Water Fountain!!!

Abby is leading the way!



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